But this year I've been doing some preordering.
First, it was Xenoblade (technically preordered last year), because I had already preordered during Operation Rainfall, so I wanted to show my support once the game was confirmed for an official release. I mean, it doesn't do much good to say "I'll preorder this game because it looks awesome!" and then flake out once it's really coming. Anyway, I suspect since it's a release exclusive to GameStop, there won't be a surplus of copies floating around to get discounted -- unless it succeeds well enough to come out at other retailers. (This game still isn't out, but I am looking forward to it. As is my Wii, which hasn't been used since Harvest Moon Animal Parade. Plus, there's going to be a bonus artbook for preorders~ *loves bonus crap*)
Then I preordered Hakuoki, because how often do otome games come out? Very, very, very rarely. Even though I suspect it'll be available for cheaper later on, since I like otome games and want more to be translated into English, once again, I wanted to show my support. Otome gamers must stand strong together!
And today, I finally preordered Tales of Graces f. Similar reasons to Hakuoki's -- I love Tales of games, but not all of them have made it out here. I want more games, including the most recent Tales of Xilia, to come over -- not to mention, I've already played Graces in Japanese, and it's a fun game with really awesome and loveable characters (possibly my favorite cast since Abyss, hmm). I can't wait to play it in English -- I know I missed a lot of plot details with my mediocre Japanese. Anyway, bonus preorder DLC!
(... And I don't even have a PS3 yet. But I've been planning on getting one for quite some time. Now I'm just lurking on Amazon Warehouse Deals for a like new deal, haa. Hopefully I'll be able to find one before the game comes out.)
I'm really getting sucked into the "must buy right away to support the thing I love!" mindset. I preordered the anime Kuragehime/Princess Jellyfish too ... well, it was on sale at the time. And I got the limited edition pretty artbox! And a Clara jellyfish keychain! Haaa. I'm way too weak toward this sort of thing ...